Curly hair is, without a doubt, statement making, eye-catching, and enviable (just ask anyone with straight hair). But it also poses a unique set of styling problems. Or so these four Real Simple readers thought. “Curly hair is actually easier to handle than straight,” says Denis DaSilva, co-owner of the curly hair specializing Devachan Salon in New York City and the stylist who engineered the transformations here. “You just need to get past the stage of fighting it.” To that end, he helped the women embrace their natural texture, head-on, with pro cutting and styling tips.In this story: Makeup by Melissa Silver and Tanya Rae. T-shirts by American Apparel and Splendid.